A SWEET staffie and animal charity’s longest standing resident has finally found her forever home, after more than three years in foster care.

Brindle 11-year-old Megan has got her happy-ever-after, after she was picked up as a stray in the town, shortly before Christmas 2012.

The Staffordshire terrier was placed in council kennels before charity SNDogs took over her care.

Due to her timid nature and a previous attack from another dog lovable Megan had struggled to find a loving permanent home.

She was living with a foster carer in Cirencester who due to a change in circumstances were no longer available to look after her.

Without a new space or adoption she faced going into the unfamiliar environment of kennels but an elderly resident stepped in to give the perfect pooch a home.

Clare Stephens from the charity said Megan was the perfect addition to a loving home.

“Megan has had a run of run of bad luck with re-homing which makes the news of her adoption even better," she said.

“You get your hopes up every time and Megan had a couple of opportunities before but on the whole there wasn’t a huge amount of interest.

“Due to her age and her colouring we find that can make dogs more unpopular which was a shame because Megan is a lovely dog.

“Then all of a sudden she went on trial with a lovely elderly man and it went well. We all had our fingers crossed and it all worked out, finally.

“She is an older girl and it just shows there is a home out there for every dog. Even if it takes a while, in Megan’s case, four years, it will happen.

“In terms of her behaviour she’s a good girl and she’s always been well-behaved. She’s absolutely amazing with children, she’ll give lots of hugs and kisses.

“We are really grateful to her foster family for having her for so long, she’s come along so well since they’ve had her and have been integral to getting a new home.

“For all the volunteers it makes our jobs worthwhile, it’s what it is all about.

Megan is now happily settling into her new home based outside of Swindon.

Formed in 2012, SNDogs was designed to save innocent animals from dog death row and helps stray and pound dogs in the town find loving new homes.

Their network has now expanded to include a pool of 15 pre-vetted foster carers who provide accommodation for dogs in need.

The charity covers all food, training and veterinary bills until a suitable forever home can be found for them.

For more information visit sndogs.uk